Taxon  Report   2616 
Darlingtonia californica  Torrey
California pitcherplant

Darlingtonia californica
© Sherry Ballard 2002 California Academy of Sciences
Darlingtonia californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb (carnivorous) that is native to California and Oregon.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.2 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Darlingtonia californica
© 2001 Steven Thorsted
Genus: Darlingtonia
Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: seeps, meadows, bogs/fens [CNPS Inventory]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   4.1 (broad endemic / strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Chrysamphora californica
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 29, 2015).

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